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Global Gender Issues (Dilemmas in World Politics)

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Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium connects the inequalities between and among women and men with the world politics of global governance, security, political economy, and ecology. Through historical, theoretical, and empirical analysis, the authors alert us to gendered divisions of power, violence, labor and resources, as well as the power of gender as a meta-lens that keeps gender, race, class, sexual, and national divisions in place, despite some re-positionings of some women and men on the world political stage. In this completely new edition, which reflects significant advances in feminist international relations and transnational feminist scholarship, the authors apply intersectional analysis to global governance, militarization, global economic restructuring, and environmental degradation. They explore how crises of representation, insecurity, and sustainability have widened and deepened—particularly in the post-9/11 period—while at the same time global gender policymaking (quotas, gender mainstreaming, and the advancing of women’s human rights) has increased. The authors focus on this apparent contradiction—the higher level of attention to gender and women’s human rights in a time of fierce militarization, savage economic inequality, and ecological crisis—but also address how the power of gender, as a meta-lens that orders world politics, can be deconstructed to rethink identities, ideologies, structures, and policies that rest upon gendered processes of imperialism, neoliberalism, racialization, and sexualization. The book emphasizes how hard-won attention to gender equality in world affairs can be co-opted when gender is used to justify or mystify unjust global governance, global security, and global political economy, but at the same time sees promise in coalitional struggles to re-radicalize feminist world political demands to change the downward conditions of women, men, children, and the planet. Thus, the authors also examine the challenges of forging transnational solidarities to de-gender world politics, scholarship, and practice through renewed politics of representation and redistribution.

Book News Annotation:

An undergraduate textbook showing how the position of women and the role of gender relate to such issues as global governance, militarization, ethnic nationalism, global economic restructuring, and environmental degradation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A highly readable textbook for undergraduates that describes both women’s roles in world politics and the impact of world politics on women’s roles.

Synopsis:

A highly readable textbook for undergraduates that describes both women's roles in world politics and the impact of world politics on women's roles.

Synopsis:

Uses gender analytics to deconstruct the concepts of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation that, in interlocked ways, order the world in terms of identities, ideologies, structures, and policies.

Synopsis:

When we look at world politics through a different set of lenses—ones that reveal how the power of gender blinds us to the presence of women in international affairs—we begin to see what lies below the surface of the interstate power exchanges called international relations. Some women wield traditional international power as heads of state. There are also women in positions of less visible state and nonstate power, many of whom seek a more equal and just global order. And there are billions of women who bear, feed, clothe, and care for the world—whether as mothers, farmers, textile workers, electronics assemblers—yet have no formal political power.Global Gender Issues connects the inequalities between women and men with the “world politics” of power, security, economy, and ecology. Through history, visual imagery, theoretical analysis, and other narrative techniques, V. Spike Peterson and Anne Sisson Runyan alert us to gendered differences of power, violence, labor, and resources. In doing so, they suggest linkages between and among so-called women’s issues and such world political matters as wars of secession, arms proliferation, global economic recession, and environmental degradation. At the same time, the authors hold out for us a clearly articulated, undogmatic hope for redefining and reorganizing gender relations and international relations as we begin to embrace difference, demand equality, and develop new standards of power and progress.

About the Author

V. Spike Peterson is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Arizona, where she holds courtesy affiliations in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Institute for LGBT Studies, and International Studies. Her books include Gendered States (1992) and A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy (2003).

Anne Sisson Runyan is a professor in and former head of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where she holds affiliations with the Department of Political Science and the Taft Research Center. Her publications include Gender and Global Restructuring (2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813368528
Subtitle:
Second Edition
Author:
Peterson, V. Spike
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Peterson and Runyan, 2nd Edition
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Peterson, V. Spike
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Runyan, Anne Sisson
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women in politics
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
World politics -- 20th century.
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
POL033000
Subject:
International Relations
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Publication Date:
19981230
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » World Feminism
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"Synopsis" by ,
A highly readable textbook for undergraduates that describes both women’s roles in world politics and the impact of world politics on women’s roles.
"Synopsis" by , A highly readable textbook for undergraduates that describes both women's roles in world politics and the impact of world politics on women's roles.
"Synopsis" by ,

Uses gender analytics to deconstruct the concepts of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation that, in interlocked ways, order the world in terms of identities, ideologies, structures, and policies.

"Synopsis" by ,
When we look at world politics through a different set of lenses—ones that reveal how the power of gender blinds us to the presence of women in international affairs—we begin to see what lies below the surface of the interstate power exchanges called international relations. Some women wield traditional international power as heads of state. There are also women in positions of less visible state and nonstate power, many of whom seek a more equal and just global order. And there are billions of women who bear, feed, clothe, and care for the world—whether as mothers, farmers, textile workers, electronics assemblers—yet have no formal political power.Global Gender Issues connects the inequalities between women and men with the “world politics” of power, security, economy, and ecology. Through history, visual imagery, theoretical analysis, and other narrative techniques, V. Spike Peterson and Anne Sisson Runyan alert us to gendered differences of power, violence, labor, and resources. In doing so, they suggest linkages between and among so-called women’s issues and such world political matters as wars of secession, arms proliferation, global economic recession, and environmental degradation. At the same time, the authors hold out for us a clearly articulated, undogmatic hope for redefining and reorganizing gender relations and international relations as we begin to embrace difference, demand equality, and develop new standards of power and progress.
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